The committee has deferred its consideration of the following bills

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The committee has deferred its consideration of the following bills

Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014

Portfolio: Agriculture
Introduced: House of Representatives, 19 March 2014

1.1        This bill proposes to amend the Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013, the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Products (Collection of Levy Act 1994 and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.[1] The bill removes the requirement for agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines re-registration by removing end dates and last renewal dates for registrations so that approvals will no longer end after a particular period and registrations may be renewed indefinitely.[2]

1.2        The bill also introduces a number of measures relating to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's ability to secure information and obligations to provide certain information.[3]

1.3        On 20 March 2014, the Senate referred the provisions of the bill to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 June 2014.[4]

1.4                  The committee considers that the bill may give rise to human rights concerns. The committee notes the referral of the provisions of the bill to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee, and has deferred its consideration of the bill.

Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014

Portfolio: Treasury
Introduced: House of Representatives, 19 March 2014

1.5        This bill proposes to amend the Corporations Act 2001 to reduce compliance costs imposed on the financial services industry.[5] The bill proposes a range of measures including:

1.6        On 20 March 2014, the Senate referred the provisions of the bill to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 June 2014.[7]

1.7                  The committee considers that the bill may give rise to human rights concerns. The committee notes the referral of the provisions of the bill to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, and has deferred its consideration of the bill.

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

Portfolio: Employment
Introduced: House of Representatives, 27 February 2014

Overview

1.8        The committee deferred its consideration of this bill in its Third Report of the 44th Parliament which tabled on 4 March 2014.[8]

1.9        This bill seeks to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 to implement elements of the Coalition's Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws, including to respond to a number of outstanding recommendations from the Towards more productive and equitable workplaces: An evaluation of the Fair Work legislation (June 2012) review into the operation of the Fair Work Act by the Fair Work Review Panel.

1.10      The bill proposes a range of measures, including changes to the right of entry framework, new processes relating to the negotiation of single-enterprise greenfields agreements, changes to rules around individual flexibility arrangements, and a number of other measures implementing recommendations of the Fair Work Review Panel.

1.11      On 6 March 2014, the Senate referred the provisions of the bill to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 June 2014.[9]

1.12             The committee considers that the bill may give rise to human rights concerns. The committee notes the referral of the provisions of the bill to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, and has deferred its consideration of the bill.

G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014

Portfolio: Justice
Introduced: House of Representatives, 20 March 2014

1.13      This bill creates a new standalone Commonwealth Act intended to clarify the interaction between provisions in the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (Qld) and existing Commonwealth legislation at the Brisbane Airport during the G20 Summit in 2014 in Queensland.[10]

1.14      The new Act will provide for specified Commonwealth aviation laws to operate concurrently with the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (Qld), including regulations or other subordinate legislation made under Commonwealth aviation legislation. The operation of the specified Commonwealth aviation laws will be rolled back with respect to certain areas of the Brisbane Airport (a Commonwealth place) to avoid inconsistency with the Queensland G20 legislation. To the extent that they are not inconsistent with the Queensland G20 legislation, Commonwealth aviation laws will continue to apply to those areas.[11]

1.15             The committee has deferred its consideration of this bill.

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